This Day In History: 2000-07-21

July 21, 1959: Pumpsie Green makes his Red Sox debut as a pinch-runner for Vic Wertz in the eight inning and remained in the game at shortstop; Green was the first African-American to play for the Red Sox but not the first African-American to play for a Boston MLB team Sam Jethroe was NL Rookie-of-the-Year for the Boston Braves in 1950.

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